Pioneer Plaza & Texas Longhorns

Pioneer Plaza: Located just north of the Dallas Convention Center is Pioneer Plaza. It is a large public park in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas. The centerpiece of the Pioneer Plaza is large sculptures. It is a heavily visited tourist site. Located next to Pioneer Park Cemetery, which features the Confederate War… Continue reading Pioneer Plaza & Texas Longhorns

Poem: Born during the Korean War

Born during the Korean War Born during the Korean War, Raised in the 1950s and 1960s Stay at home mom and hard working dad They gave us a better chance than they ever had. And were glad they did, but never told them. Eisenhower was president when we started school, Boys wore flat-tops, tee-shirts, and… Continue reading Poem: Born during the Korean War

Summer in Dallas

Howdy, this is Jimmie Kepler. I don’t know where the readers of my blog live, or what their weather is like. I live in Dallas, Texas. Dallas is in the southwestern part of the United States of America. It is summer in Dallas. Long time residences and native Texans refer to this time of year… Continue reading Summer in Dallas

March 17, 2014

On This Day in Texas History: On this day in 1884, Frank “Bring ‘Em Back Alive” Buck was born in Gainesville, Texas. He was a hunter and “collector of wild animals,” as well as a movie actor, director, writer and producer. He traveled the world catching and shipping exotic animals to zoos and circuses. He… Continue reading March 17, 2014

March 14, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Friday March 14, 2014. It is the 73rd day of 2014. There are 292 days left in the year. It was 50 years ago today that Jack Ruby was convicted of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Less than four months earlier, back on November 24, 1963, Ruby… Continue reading March 14, 2014

March 11, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Tuesday March 11, 2014. It is the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. General Sam Houston arrived at Gonzales, Texas on March 11, 1836. He took command of the Texas Army. While there word reached him of the battle of the Alamo and… Continue reading March 11, 2014